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Tired pineapple? Turn it into pineapple chutney!

I liberated a pineapple from the supermarket discount aisle. The leaves on the top began to turn brown. Food waste? I think not. PINEAPPLE ACTION STATIONS. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty12 September 30, 2014

slow cooker camping recipes

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Slow Cooker on Holiday: Four Camping Recipes

On our recent glamping holiday, my slow cooker came with us. It sounds weird; it turned out to be a great idea. Here are the cheap, simple & filling dishes I cooked (plus a boozy recipe). Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty8 July 18, 2014

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Eye on a slow cooker? This post is for YOU.

If you are planning to invest in a slow cooker, for yourself or for a Christmas present, buy now. Click through for my top picks and recommended price guide. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty8 November 17, 2013

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Five more ways to save money on energy bills.

I popped up on ITV Tonight, sharing ideas for saving money on energy bills. Every year, I read the same tips. So if you have been there & done that, here are some fresh ideas. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty11 November 13, 2013

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How to Make Lemon Curd in Your Slow Cooker

I wasn’t going to post this recipe. Homemade lemon curd works out at a fraction of the price of shop-bought lemon curd – and tastes so much more zingy and delicious – but I feel a bit strange about adding … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty14 February 20, 2013

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Slow Cooker Recipe: Caldo Verde

Caldo Verde is a Portuguese rustic soup. Perhaps I should have cooked something more Jubilee-appropriate this weekend, but truly, I couldn’t bring myself to. The rain was falling, the wind was blowing, the baby had come down with a(nother) cold… … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty9 June 5, 2012

cheap fish stew

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Slow Cooker Recipe: Italian Fish Stew

Hey, you know those squared-off packets of white fish you find in the supermarket freezer aisle? They look like this: I’ve seen cod, haddock and coley packaged like this in Morrisons and Sainsburys. At around £3.00 for 500g, these packets … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty9 April 15, 2012

lentil and chestnut soup

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Frugal Nigella: lentil and chestnut soup

This lentil and chestnut soup is one of my “frugalised” Nigella recipes – and as well as being tasty, it’s a great recipe for using up some of the leftover odds and sods in your kitchen. Two other reasons why … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty5 November 4, 2011

asda slow cooker

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ASDA slow cookers reduced to £9

As has been previously documented, I love my slow cooker: it saves time, saves on washing up, reduces food waste and saves oodles of cash. This evening I was mooching around ASDA (looking at their rollbacked rolledback discounted breast pumps, … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty5 September 12, 2011

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Slow Cooker: save money on food – and save on washing up

A slow cooker, I have discovered, is a gift from the Kitchen God. I’ve had mine since November and I’ve become ever so slightly obsessed with it. Slow cookers have been popular in America (where they are also known as … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty21 January 10, 2010